A welding process that uses a filler mela1 with a liquidus above 450°C (840°F) and below the solidus of the base metal. The base metal is not melted. Unlike brazing, in braze welding the filler metal is not distributed in the joint by capillary action. See STANDARD WELDING TERMS. See also FLOW WELDING.

The term braze welding is sometimes used to describe the joining of bronzes with a filler rod of bronze. In this instance, there is complete fusion of base metal with filler metal since both have approximately the same melting point. This provides complete metallurgical bonding, as in fusion welding of steel.